Everyone’s favorite flying deer is descending upon Kentucky this year, the latest updates to the Rolex entry list show. Fan favorites Lynn Symansky and her 12-year-old OTTB gelding, Donner, are scheduled to make their return to Kentucky in their return to FEI competition after representing the United States at WEG last year.
Lynn and Donner finished fourth in their first appearance at Rolex together in 2013, effectively stealing the hearts of fans all over the country. Donner was also awarded the annual Golden Chinchilla for winning the EN Horse of the Year award in 2013.
Lillian Heard is returning to Kentucky for the second time with Share Option, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Lillian and Share Option completed Rolex on their first try last year and will be looking for another solid run this year. Lillian has Share Option entered in the Advanced at The Fork as their lead-up event.
Our first rookie to make an appearance on the list this week is Maddy Mazzola, who will be riding Mojito in her CCI4* debut. The 14-year-old Argentinian warmblood cross has made the trip to the Bluegrass State twice, completing with Kate Brown in 2012.
Maddy took over the ride on the gray gelding in 2013 and moved up to Advanced last year. Highlights of their year at Advanced include an eighth place finish in a competitive CCI3* at Jersey Fresh and a seventh in the CIC3* at Rebecca Farm. Most recently, Maddy and Mojito placed seventh in the Advanced at Copper Meadows. They’re entered in the CIC3* at Galway Downs this weekend before heading East.
Our final new entry of the day is another Rolex Rookie, Jimmie Schramm and Bellamy. “Bells” is a 15-year-old Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding who has been Jimmie’s upper level campaigner for several years now. They’ve had a very strong spring season, most recently picking up a 14th place finish on their dressage score in the CIC3* at Carolina International. These two will head to the Advanced at The Fork for their final prep run before making their debut in Kentucky.
Stay tuned for more updates from the Rolex entry list!